Links, 6.13.11

Still taking stock of the reports out of the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree — so these are links from other places to tide you over. Not that other places weren’t interesting this week, too. Here ya go.

Identifying: Hope for everyone with un-identifiable old photos in their files: Here’s the story of a mysterious old photo that reclaimed its heritage, thanks to the Internet and some curious descendants.

Returned: More lost and found fun! A Philadelphia genealogist, Sandra Hewlett, stumbled upon the Brooklyn, N.Y. guardianship records from 1830-1852 at a used bookstore. Kings County Surrogate’s Court was thrilled to have them back, as you can imagine. (h/t the NY-BROOKLYN listserve.)

Taking stock: For those who like to follow the investing blow-by-blow analysis, here is a detailed look at how Ancestry.com’s stock performed over the past several months. (I’ll admit I think lineage charts are more interesting.)

Emerald Isle-ing: Two bits of Irish genealogy news: (a) Dick Eastman writes about new online Irish genealogy courses by expert John Grenham. At $569, this is not cheap, but looks to be in-depth and interesting. (b) The Irish Family History Foundation has added 95,000 Wicklow marriages to its databases (log-in may be required).

It must be summer vacation for a lot of you out there. How many of you are packing your bags for genealogy road trips? Don’t forget to send a postcard. And have a nice week.



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